Talk:Progressive education

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 Definition Pedagogical movement rooted in common experience, and democratic and inclusive in outlook. [d] [e]
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Hello Dr De Jonghe, thank you for your contribution here. This article needs some clean-up to be compatible with CZ:Article Mechanics. Maybe some of our authors can help. Please feel free to give feedback as we work to change some of the formatting. This will obviously be in the CZ:Education Workgroup, so feel free to ask for help from editors over there (though I haven't seen many around here lately). Again, welcome and please make yourself at home! --Matt Innis (Talk) 21:07, 22 July 2007 (CDT)

Some done by various others; it still needs wiki links. John Stephenson 00:12, 23 July 2007 (CDT)
There's also some bias towards localism and recentism - there's nothing about any country other than the U.S., and no acknowledgement that other countries exist; there're also two mentions of NCLB (which has very little to do with progressive education) and of a conferernce in 2007 (but no previous ones). The history up to the 1950s looks good, but there isn't enough about criticisms of progressive education and the responses by progressive educators to those criticisms. Unfortunately, I don't know enough to write any of that in a useful way. Anthony Argyriou 14:37, 16 July 2008 (CDT)
Yes, it comes across to me as too US-centric. I completely fail to understand how anyone could write under this topic without at least mentioning A.S. Neil and Montessori. It's not my field, but I thought Neil invented "progressive education"; certainly he was one of the most important popularisers and propagandists. Then there's Dartington Hall [1] [2], another British experiment, starting in the 1920s. Aldous Huxley sent his kids there and some of the educational methods in his novel "Island" are based on it. Sandy Harris 01:14, 20 February 2009 (UTC)